Forget Comparisons

Let me preface by saying that I’ve never really been one to compare myself to others. All my life I’ve been pretty good about doing my own thing. Some might say that in one respect I’m fairly vain and self-absorbed, and I’ll admit that at times I am. However, in an effort to rebuild, one of my 2013 New Year Resolutions was to forget comparisons.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Strangely enough, the past four months proves that it been the most unexpectedly difficult resolution for me to keep. Even just the other day, I was caught red-handed unconsciously comparing myself to others. The have and have not’s when it comes to looks, education, accomplishments, travels, personality, and sociability. “What does she have that I don’t?” I ask myself.

At the end of the day and by the end of this year, I want to be able to walk the fine line between humility and confidence. To not feel the need to compare myself or to even feel remotely jealous. And to know that I AM ENOUGH – that I have the God-given talents, the distinguishing personality, and the inward and outward beauty that make me, me.



2 thoughts on “Forget Comparisons

  1. Three Teaspoons A Day says:

    “Whatever picture people paint their life as, rest assured that any one life in all its parts is beautiful and dark, hopeful and weary, a blessing and an everyday battle. Focus on the good parts of your life and be grateful for your own set of problems because if you knew what everyone else was going through, you would probably still choose your own life. Don’t compare yourself to anyone and while we’re at it, let’s be a little kinder to each other along the way.”

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